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The State of Surveillance

Publisher: 
Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Publication date: 
01-Dec-2011
Author(s): 
Pratap Chatterjee
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"The tools revealed in these brochures demonstrate the previously unfathomable power of mass surveillance. It makes phone-hacking look like a schoolboy’s game,’ says Eric King of Privacy International. ‘Some of the most tyrannical regimes in the world are buying the power to monitor the behaviour and communications of every single citizen – and the technology is so effective that they are able to accomplish this with minimal manpower."